Fishing in Charleston has been very interesting the past few weeks as an unusually mild winter has kept our water temperatures hovering near the upper 50’s. Our fishing charters have been targeting the waters around Charleston, Isle of Palms and Folly Beach and we have been enjoying a late season Speckled Trout bite.
The Trout have been biting live shrimp, mud minnows and smaller soft plastics made by Z-Man. We have been having good luck fishing everything slowly in water 6 to 12 ft deep. The big schools of Redfish are cruising the flats and can be caught using soft plastics, live shrimp and mud minnows and cut mullet. Many big redfish are being caught and we have had much of the water to ourselves. Just keep in mind the fish can be spooky and lethargic during cold spells but they will definitely still feed. The best thing to do is give them some room and watch how they react to your presentation. If they don’t hit the first bait you throw towards them try another. We recently had to back off our fish a few times and let them rest for 5 or 10 minutes before making another presentation and hooking up. The fish are here and biting and our short cold spells will soon give way to longer warm spells then, before you know it Spring will be here! There are plenty of good dates open but with Spring Break and summer vacation on everyone’s mind a lot of calls are coming in. Get you trips booked now to get the dates you want. You can reserve your date and make your reservation online here 24 hrs a day. Let’s go fishing!